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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints

Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in the Confederacy. This collection from Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains examples of the wide variety of Confederate imprints, from broadsides and printed forms to military manuals and novels.

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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Charleston (S.C.). City Council; Ford, Frederick A
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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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Caption (p. [1]) "Ordnance manual. Chapter first. Ordnance. The following are the kinds and calibres of ordnance used in the land service of the Confederate States."
Topics: United States. Army, Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Ordnance...
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Mackey, Albert Gallatin, 1807-1881; Freemasons. Grand Lodge of the State of South Carolina
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"Written at the request of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina."
Topic: Freemasons
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept; Gorgas, Josiah, 1818-1883
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"This manual is adopted, with some necessary changes, omissions, and alterations, from the Ordnance manual of the United States service of 1861."--Pref
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Ordnance
Topic: English language
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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Crandall 4029
Topic: Latin language
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Louisiana. Constitutional Convention (1861); Confederate States of America. Constitution
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"Constitution of the Confederate States of America": p. 79-85
Topic: Louisiana
Founded as a semi-monthly by J. W. and W. S. Jones in Augusta in 1843, the Southern cultivator was "devoted to the interests of southern agriculture, designed to improve the mind and elevate the character of the tillers of the soil, and to introduce a more enlightened system of culture." It moved to Athens after the war, and then to Atlanta, changing its frequency of issue, absorbing a number of other farm journals, and adding the title of one of them, the Dixie farmer, to its own in...
Topic: Agriculture
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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At head of cover title: Price two dollars
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
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Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Caesar, Julius; Bingham, Wm. (William), 1835-1873
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Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Whately, Richard, 1787-1863
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Topic: Rhetoric
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
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Issued without title page; spine title varies
Topic: Administrative agencies
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Hardee, William Joseph, 1815-1873
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Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Topic: Spellers
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Gilchrist, Robert C. (Robert Cogdell), b. 1829
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"With full index, explanatory notes, and such decisions of the War Department as could be collected touching matters of general concern to the service."
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept; Seddon, James A
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James A. Seddon, secretary of war
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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At head of cover title: Price two dollars
"This edition of the Civil Code of Louisiana is a reprint of the edition of 1825, published by authority of the state. The editor has not felt at liberty to make any alterations in the text, except to correct manifest errors"--Advertisement
Topic: Civil law
Includes also (v. 2, p. 243-276) certain of the General orders issued from January to March, 1864
Topic: Confederate States of America. War Dept
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Burnod, ------; D'Aguilar, G. C. (George Charles), Sir, 1784-1855
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Contains LXXVIII maxims, annotated by M. Burnod and translated by Sir George C. D'Aguilar
Topic: Military art and science
"Printed at the Southern Federal Union Office, Milledgeville, Georgia."
Sibley's brigade as organized at San Antonio, Texas, in 1861 was composed of Reiley's 4th, Greens' 5th, and Steele's 7th regiment of Texas mounted volunteers. Waller's 13th battalion cavalry, organized at Hempstead, Texas, June 1, 1862, was attached to the brigade April 14, 1863. The brigade is also known as Green's and Hardeman's
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army. Sibley Brigade, Confederate States of America. Army. Texas...
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Evans, Augusta J. (Augusta Jane), 1835-1909
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"Evans & Cogswell, printers, Columbia, S.C."
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Alaux, Gustave d', 1816-1885; Raybaud, Maxime; Parkhill, John H
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"Maxime Raybaud, consul-general of France at Hayti, wrote 'L'empereur Soulouque et son empire' ... The authority for this statement is the late Benjamin P. Hunt."--Library journal, v. 1, p. 446
Topic: Soulouque, Faustin, ca. 1788-1867
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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Plates printed on both sides
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Surgery, Military
Description based on: 1862
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Cooking
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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At head of cover title: Price two dollars
Topic: English language
J.P. Benjamin, Secretary of War
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
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Issued without title page; spine title varies
Topic: Administrative agencies
Wright II, 2652
Topics: Slavery, Slavery, Slavery
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia State Convention of 1861 (Richmond, Va.)
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For full contents consult Swem's Bibl. of Va., pt. II, no. 14760- 14811
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Prevatt, J. S. (Joseph S.)
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First line: On the banks of the Potomac, there's an army so grand
Topic: Flags
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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On cover: Viele on field fortifications and artillery, with plates
Topic: Fortification, Field
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept
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Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of...
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Confederate States of America. War Dept
The appendix contains reports and correspondence of commissioners to other states
Topic: Secession
Issued in parts, with separate t.-p. In the second part, pages 177-271 are reprinted with corrections
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee; Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
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Reports of General Bragg and subordinate commanders, transmitted to Congress, May 19, 1864
Topic: Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
Pastoral letter from the bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church to the clergy and laity of the church in the Confederate States of America : delivered before the General Council, in St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Saturday, Nov. 22d, 1862. Augusta, Ga. : Steam Power Press Chronicle & Sentinel, 1862: 15 p. has special title page
Topic: Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Virginia. General Assembly. House of Delegates
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Issued without title page; spine title varies
Topic: Administrative agencies
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
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Topic: Emory College
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Sterling, Richard, 1812-1883; Campbell, J. D. (James D.)
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Topic: Spellers
Description based on: 1821
Topics: Law, Public law, Bills, Private
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876
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Description based on: 1862, no. 1 (Jan. 1, 1862); title from caption
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Surgery, Military
Description based on: 1860
Topics: Taxation, Freedmen, African Americans, Indians of North America
Books 3 & 4 (in one vol.) have imprint: Columbia, S.C., Printed by Evans and Cogswell, 1864
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Folsom, James M. (James Madison), b. 1838
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On cover: Volume first
Topic: Georgia. Militia
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept
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Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate imprint
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Schmitz, Leonhard, 1807-1890
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Topic: Latin language
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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"Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia, in secret session, in April and May 1861": p. 1-44 (2d group) "Ordinances adopted by the Convention of Virginia, at the adjourned session in June and July 1861": p. [47]-73 (2d group)
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topic: Du Guesclin, Bertrand, comte de Longueville, ca. 1320-1380
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by De Fontaine, F. G. (Felix Gregory), 1832-1896
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Page [iv] is blank
Pref. dated Lawtonville, Apr. 10, 1860, and signed: Desmos
Topic: Slavery
Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topics: Arithmetic, Confederate States literature, Textbooks
Ascribed by the publisher to R.M. Smith of Randolph-Macon College
Topic: Spellers
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Arkansas. Convention (1861); Walker, David, 1806-1879
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David Walker, president, resigned June 1; succeeded by George C. Watkins
Topic: Secession
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876; Gilchrist, Robert C. (Robert Cogdell), b. 1829
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Title from cover
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America; Matthews, James M. (James Muscoe), b. 1822
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Each volume has two sections, with special title pages: Public laws of the Confederate States of America, and private laws of the Confederate States of America. Each of the sections is paged continuously through the five volumes. Indexes for each volume
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives; Louisiana. Legislature. Senate. Official journal of the proceedings of the Senate ..; Louisiana. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal officiel de la Chambre de la representans. 1857; Louisiana. Dept. of Justice. Annual report of the Attorney General ... 1864
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Description based on: 1872; title from cover
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Alabama. Supreme Court; Shepherd, John Wesley, 1826-1894
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"All the cases included in it [this volume] were republished, without change or addition, in vols. 37, 38, and 39 of the regular series. (It is therefore of no value except as a curosity)" Soule, Lawyer's ref. manual, 1884
Topic: Law reports, digests, etc
Founded as a semi-monthly by J. W. and W. S. Jones in Augusta in 1843, the Southern cultivator was "devoted to the interests of southern agriculture, designed to improve the mind and elevate the character of the tillers of the soil, and to introduce a more enlightened system of culture." It moved to Athens after the war, and then to Atlanta, changing its frequency of issue, absorbing a number of other farm journals, and adding the title of one of them, the Dixie farmer, to its own in...
Topic: Agriculture
English and French on opposite pages
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
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Wallpaper covers
Founded on Webster's elementary spelling book
Topic: Spellers
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Confederate States of America. War Dept
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Parrish & Willingham. Confederate imprints
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of America. Army, Confederate States of...